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5 lessons that Beyoncé taught us in lemonade

So if someone could send the Ushers to my house to cover me with the cloth because ya girl is LAID OUT after watching Lemonade.  Did Beyoncé just give you your whole entire life with that visual or what? Chile…….. Days later and I am still picking up my edges off of the floor. 

The Beyhive and everyone else, patiently waiting in anticipation for a new album since the SuperBowl performance and since the announcement of the Formation Tour. Many of us have bought tickets to the concert (…me included) with the thoughts that we would be booty bouncin’ to Single Ladies once again….Bey where is this ALBUM girl! Then out of nowhere she drops a trailer for an HBO special for Lemonade. 

I don’t know about y’all but if you were anything like me; I thought I would need some Holy water to sprinkle on my TV from the preview are some voodoo curse would invade my apartment.  It was nothing that we could have imagined and nothing short of amazing; from the storytelling to the visuals Beyoncé kept us engaged the entire hour, five minutes, and twenty-two seconds.  Through it all, we can learn a thing or two on how to sip lemonade every day…. 

There is no doubt that Beyoncé is in a league of her own; seriously who else has the ability to do numbers on a tour without even dropping new music? Not only that but to premiere the visual album on a major paid network such as HBO; which continues to separate her from the pack.  In our jobs, businesses, or schools how many times have we followed the crowd and then surprised that we don’t stand out from the pack.  How can you challenge yourself to do something different that will take you to the next level? 

1.       Dare to be different

There is no doubt that Beyoncé is in a league of her own; seriously who else has the ability to do numbers on a tour without even dropping new music? Not only that but to premiere the visual album on a major paid network such as HBO; which continues to separate her from the pack.  In our jobs, businesses, or schools how many times have we followed the crowd and then surprised that we don’t stand out from the pack.  How can you challenge yourself to do something different that will take you to the next level? 

2.       Use your influence

Influence [in-floo-uh ns]: noun; the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinion, etc., of others

Lemonade made us want to subscribe to HBO, make a 5th free trial to Tidal….and have you notice the comment section for anybody coming for Bey (the Beyhive plays NO games).  It all comes down to influence.  Many of us use ours in various ways and most of the time it does not have a positive effect; (…..to tear down other folks) generally because we feel as if our influence does not have a reach.  Whether you touch one person or millions, how can you channel your influence to put positivity  back into the universe or better yet make a change within your community?

 One of my favorite parts about Lemonade was during the “Freedom” performance where mothers’ of sons who have been affected by police brutality was highlighted.  She used her influence to highlight an ongoing issue of police brutality.

 

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